Games & Competitions

The intense demeanor of the MassKrug Carry competitors…the electric atmosphere of the Dachshund Dash (aka Wiener Dog Race)…the icy stare of determination as the first barrel is rolled out in Der Bier Barrel Race… the awkward stance of the Strong Stein…the bloated look of the competitors chomping down on brats:

Welcome to the Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa Games and Competitions!

We’ve added other fun games around the new OK Hoptoberfest Zelt, featuring local Oklahoma brews.  Check the descriptions below and then head to our Registration Pages!

All onsite Games and Competitions will require advance registration. Online registration will begin on July 1, 2017.

MassKrug Relay Races

Don’t cry over spilled beer! Traditionally one of the most accessible Oktoberfest games for novices, the Krug Carry contestants are scored on speed AND spillage. Carrying up to 35 pounds of beer quickly and safely across the course can be difficult, but the FREE swag at the end of the competition hopefully makes it worth the effort! Watch professional servers show you how in their own Invitational Krug Race Tournament, and then make it work.

NOTE: Competition FREE to enter, but pre-registration required and admission ticket must be purchased separately.


Bier Barrel Race 

The Games Arena becomes our own center of the universe Saturday for true fans of the beer keg. Why? Because it is ground zero for the legendary Bier Barrel Race! The intense back-and-forth barrel-rolling action is enough to make anyone dizzy with excitement. The race involves teams rolling empty wooden barrels around a course, and the fastest time wins. Points deducted for straying off course and knocking over spectators.



Bavarian Strong Stein Competition

Do you have what it takes to Hoist one of our MassKrugs for serious swag?  Are you Bavarian Strong? This competition of strength pits contestants against beer steins…as in, “How long can you hold out 34 ounces of beer?” The best part? You can win some serious swag!

Competitions are held throughout the various tents at various times. See program for schedule!

The Dachshund Dash – Watch Your Weiner Run!

Wiener dogs are already funny to look at. Now try watching over 75 of them zig, zag, jump, and generally get confused in a test of speed and intelligence! Ok, we’re being dramatic. The pups just need to run 150 feet from one end of the Dash to the other. Do you have dachshund with a need for speed and a nose for the finish line? Sound easy enough? Start training your wiener dog now! Dogs wear numbered Hot Dog Bun costumes and compete in heats of ten. Dogs in each heat are escorted on leash the full length of the course to encourage wagering by spectators. Winners receive Festival Money and prizes:

  • First – $150 Festival Money and wiener dog hat crown (must be worn throughout Oktoberfest)
  • Second – $100 Festival Money and one-of-a-kind Oktoberfest logo dog bowl
  • Third – $50 Festival Money and use of the wiener dog outhouse. Winning races will be nationally televised on ESPN (Enter Special Pups Now) network (YouTube).

NOTE: Competition is FREE to enter, but pre-registration required and admission ticket must be purchased separately (dogs get in free).  Click here for a complete set of rules

LOCATION/DATE/TIME: GAMES ARENA. Sunday, October 23, 2:00 PM


Dachshund Costume Parade

This is an incredible way to show off your weiner and your absolute desire to dress them up and take them out.  This costume parade will stop all traffic along the Osage HauptStrasse! Starts at 1:00 PM in the Oktoberfest Games and Competitions Arena. Prizes for the best costume awarded by our internationally recognized wiener dog costume judging officials.

NOTE: The Costume Parade is FREE to enter, but pre-registration is encouraged and admission ticket must be purchased separately (dogs get in free).

LOCATION/DATE/TIME – GAMES ARENA, Sunday, October 23, 1:00 PM


Lederhosen Lauf and Brat Trot

Feed your active lifestyle with this great running event, with multiple distance options. And while you’re at it, fill your gullet with beer! That is, if you’re 21 or over. Every finisher will receive a commemorative Stein along with one free 16-oz beverage token. There will be prizes for the best costume! The start and finish of this race will be smack dab in the center of Linde Oktoberfest, at the Oktoberfest Games and Competitions Arena, and the route takes in a course through the festival grounds.

The Brat Trot One mile Fun Run & Walk will begin at 6:30 p.m. and Lederhosen Lauf 3-Mile will begin at 7 p.m.

NOTE: There is a cost to register, which includes admission, chicken hat, MassKrug and a 16-oz beverage token.  Pre-registration is required!

Oktoberfest Games and Competitions Arena, 6:20 PM on Thursday evening, right after the 6:00 PM Glockenspiel performance.


Siegi’s World Championship Bratwurst Eating Championships at Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa – TBD

Major League Eaters will have an opportunity to throw their weight around in the Warsteiner tent at 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 22, to face down (or face plant) the mighty Siegi’s Bratwurst in a 10-minute, bun-free chowdown challenge. The world record is 70 brats, with the champion using a double-brat technique to stack up the numbers early in the event and plates of five brats wiped clean of their bounty with every passing 30 seconds. It is not pretty but it is beautiful!  Never been in an eating competition but wanted to try? As a prelude to the Main Event, an Under Card Amateur Championship event will showcase the finest local Tulsa eating talent in a battle for bragging rights. Interested amateur eaters will be able to sign up stage-side immediately before the main event.

Who shall reign this year? Can anyone seize the bratwurst title? Can you? Do you have what it takes—and it takes a lot—to stand at this table on this day and do what you do? This is the Seigi’s World Championship Bratwurst Eating Championships. In the crowd or at the table, don’t miss it!

TOTAL PRIZE PURSE (ONLY FOR THE MAJOR LEAGUE EVENT and NOT the UNDERCARD…): $4,000! 1st – $2,000, 2nd – $1,000, 3rd – $500, 4th – $350, 5th – $150

MAJOR LEAGUERS…If you think you have what it takes, feel free to register for the Major League Event online. Click the Register button below and scroll to the bottom of the page then click, “Register.” Fill out the fields and Major League Eating will be in touch either offering a spot in the competition or placed on a wait list. Further follow-up is via email. 

Hammerschlagen Competition

Who will be our inaugural champion in 2016?  The goal- to drive a nail into a cross-section of wood faster than your opponent.

Here are a few other games and competitions going on over at the OK Hoptoberfest Zelt!

Hecktür Spiele (Tailgate Games)

Try your hands at the Mülleimer werfen (trashcan toss).
Teams of two take turns throwing a Strandball (beach ball) into the other team’s Mülleimer. Once a ball lands in a can, the can is taken away. First team to knock out all the opponents Mülleimer wins!

Leiter golf (aka ladder golf).
Each player tosses all 3 bolas, then the next player tosses all 3 bolas. The first one to 21 without going over is the winner! The top rung is worth 3 points, middle is 2 and bottom rung is 1 point.

Mais Loch (Cornhole) –
It’s cornhole. You know how to play that!